moved for leave to introduce Bill C-526, an act to amend the Broadcasting Act.
Mr. Speaker, the bill is actually very simple. I am not sure whether to read the summary or just the amendment.
The summary indicates that we would like to amend the Broadcasting Act to require that the decisions and orders of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission be made within six months after a public hearing. In other words, there is no legislation in the Broadcasting Act that a decision must be taken in a given time period when there is a request for licensing.
I would like to introduce an amendment that a decision be made within a six month delay, which I think is very reasonable.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)